The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) in  MIMAROPA received the 2018 Gawad Listahanan Most Supportive National Government Agency (NGA) during the 3rd Regional Gawad Listahanan awarding ceremonies of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA held on November 27 at the Lynn’s Fern Garden in Odiongan, Romblon.


The awarding ceremony was attended by partners and stakeholders of DSWD MIMAROPA from local government units (LGUs), national government agencies (NGAs), state colleges and universities, and media partners who support the Listahanan and other initiatives of the department.

The NRO MIMAROPA received the award from Municipal Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of the Municipality of Odiongan, Romblon and Mr. Ernie H. Jarabeo, Regional Field Coordinator of DSWD MIMAROPA.

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation  MIMAROPA and Philippine Statistics Authority MIMAROPA were also awarded as Most Supportive National Government Agencies.

The 2018 Gawad Listahanan is an initiative of the DSWD which aims to recognize the support of various stakeholders and the efforts of the LGUs and NGAs in maximizing the Listahanan database for the benefit  of the poor by promoting objective beneficiary selection for social protection programs.

The Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information system that identifies the members of the poorest sector and their locations. It provides  NGAs, LGUs, and other social protection stakeholders a comprehensive list of poor households as basis for beneficiary identification.